Capri in detail


All hydrofoils and ferries arrive at Marina Grande, the island’s transport hub. From here, the quickest way up to Capri Town is by funicular, but there are also buses and more costly taxis. On foot, it’s a 2.3km uphill climb along Via Marina Grande. At the top, turn left (east) at the junction with Via Roma for the centre of town or right (west) for Via Provinciale Anacapri, which eventually becomes Via Orlandi as it leads up to Anacapri.

Pint-sized Piazza Umberto I is the focal point of Capri Town. A short hop to the east, Via Vittorio Emanuele leads down to the main shopping street, Via Camerelle.

Up the hill in Anacapri, buses and taxis drop you off in Piazza Vittoria, from where Via Giuseppe Orlandi, the main strip, runs southwest and Via Capodimonte heads northeast up to Villa San Michele di Axel Munthe.

It is possible to walk to Anacapri from Marina Grande in about an hour along the Scala Fenicia, an uphill path with 921 steps.